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The Subject Steve by Sam Lipsyte
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really liked it
bookshelves: fun, novels, own-it

This is a great book. Laugh-out-loud funny, dark, profound. Poetic and snarky and satiric and brilliant. Certainly Lipsyte got better after this first novel. Homeland and The Ask are better. But if you're a fan and a completist, definitely read this.

The drawbacks are that Lipsyte is one of those authors that is all about style rather than realism. His books are bit like Aaron Sorkin's scripts. Nobody really talks that way, but, but it's so good that you don't care. Except you wouldn't want to read only this kind of thing. It's like poetry, rather than a story you can believe in. And that's fine.

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Reading Progress

November 18, 2010 – Shelved
Started Reading
February 15, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
February 15, 2019 – Shelved as: fun
February 15, 2019 – Shelved as: novels
February 15, 2019 – Shelved as: own-it
February 15, 2019 – Finished Reading

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